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The San Antonio and Austin areas are steeped in history — San Antonio’s Alamo stands as a symbol of Texas’ fierce independence, while Austin is recognized as the cradle of Texas statehood. This area is also known for some of the most impressive hiking in the Lone Star State. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Antonio and Austin by veteran authors Charlie Llewellin and Johnny Molloy guides readers to the best trails found in the Texas Hill Country, all within easy reach of these two cities. The guide takes you to secluded, low traffic areas as well as those that are more popular and heavily used. The former LBJ Ranch, the Gaudalupe River, the Highland Lakes Chain, and the Lost Pines area are just some of the spectacular places covered.
With this new edition in the best-selling 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles series, all these visually stunning and ruggedly charming routes are at the traveler's fingertips. This handy guide helps San Antonio and Austin natives get back into nature, with many options right in town. Extensive at-a-glance information makes it easy to choose the perfect hike based on length, difficulty, scenery, or on a specific factor such as hikes good for families, runners, or birding. Each trail profile includes maps, directions, driving times, nearby attractions, and other pertinent details.
Charlie Llewellin moved to Austin from the UK in 1991 and became involved in the city’s music scene, playing in bands and working for the South by Southwest music festival. Driving to play in other cities exposed him to the state’s varied landscapes. He soon took to exploring Texas on his own, from the pine woods to the desert and from the prairies to the coast. In the 2000s, Llewellin worked for Texas Monthly magazine, to which he contributed many outdoors articles. A writer, photographer, and traveler, he now lives in Blanco, from where he continues to wander the Hill Country and beyond.
Johnny Molloy is a writer and adventurer based in Johnson City, TN. He has written more than 40 books about the outdoors, including hiking, camping, and paddling guidebooks; comprehensive guidebooks about specific areas; and true outdoor adventure books set throughout the Eastern United States. Molloy writes for various magazines and websites, and he is a columnist and feature writer for his local paper, the Johnson City Press.